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DSA Career Options

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) has career opportunities in its Access Compliance, Fire and Life Safety, Construction Supervision and Structural Safety programs. DSA Job Opportunities announcements provide specifics on experience and educational qualifications needed to apply for positions described below.

Access Compliance

Our architectural team has several components. Access Plan Review ensures that plans comply with state standards for building and accessibility. Code Development develops policies and regulations for universal design and access compliance. Training and Quality Assurance develops curriculum and presents training for access compliance. DSA employs:

  • Architectural Associates
  • Associate Architects
  • Senior Architects

Fire & Life Safety

Fire and life safety architectural plan review ensures that plans comply with the code for life safety, including exiting, occupancy separations, and any fire resistive construction requirements. DSA employs:

  • Fire and Life Safety Officers I
  • Fire and Life Safety Officers II

 

Structural Safety

Our engineers conduct construction and plan review for K-12 schools and community colleges to ensure seismic safety and compliance with the California Building Code. DSA employs:

  • Structural Engineering Associates
  • Senior Structural Engineers
  • District Structural Engineers

 

Construction Supervision

Construction Supervisors conduct construction reviews and inspections for major buildings, K-12 schools and community colleges to ensure compliance with the California Building Code for Fire and Life Safety, Access Compliance, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing. DSA employs:

  • Construction Supervisors I
  • Construction Supervisors II

Administrative & Technical Support

DSA employs a variety of administrative and technical support staff.